How To Do Laundry
By: Brittain Allgood
Graduating from high school and starting a new year in college brings on responsibilities that some students may not be prepared for. College students, who live on campus, will be required to do their own laundry without the help of their moms and dads. It is important that students know the correct way to do laundry so this timely task will become an easy chore.
Step 1: Create three separate stacks: towels, light clothes, and dark clothes. Check labels for dry clean or hand wash instructions.
Step 2: For towels, choose the following settings: heavy duty, high spin, and hot/cold. For light and dark clothes, choose the following settings: normal, medium or high spin, warm/cold. You can use cold water only to use less electricity.
Step 3: When choosing a detergent, check if the washing machine is High Efficiency (H.E). If so, look for a detergent with H.E. on the label. Press start!
Step 4: Dry your clothes on normal setting. For towels, do a timed dry (60 minutes). Remove promptly to avoid wrinkles.
How To Deal With A Bad Date
By: Ashley Ricks
We see it on movies, TV shows, and (unfortunately) some of us have experienced it: the disaster date. We all want to sit down and eat dinner, maybe see a movie, with Mr. or Mrs. Right and watch as sparks fly. But what do you do when the spark is a rancid fire and there’s no way to escape? There are infinite “deal breakers” that can turn a hope-to-be night to remember into a night that all you want to do is forget. Well, here is your map to the emergency exits.
The Narcissist: It may be an obvious answer, but it’s the only one that will shine a little hope on the night: change the subject as quick as you can. Talk about friends, family, anything and anyone you can to get the subject off of the other person. Once the conversation veers to another subject, it will make the night a little more bearable. You never know, you could even find something in common.
The Shy One: If you know that your date is shy, try to pick a location that he or she will automatically be comfortable in. The pair of you could go see a movie, giving you something to discuss after, or keep it low key and casual, taking less pressure off of the other person. Don’t give up. It takes some time to warm up and get the sparks flying. The most important thing is to keep the energy up. Try to converse over subjects that you know will interest the other person and keep the date from going down the drain.
The Worrier: Try to pull off your own version of cool, calm and collected as possible. Your relaxed attitude could show your date that there’s no need to be nervous and just have a good time. Keep the conversation light, and the date could take a surprisingly enjoyable turn.
How to Jump-Off a Car
By: Anna Kate Baygents
With the senior class about to head off to college, there are a few things they need to learn. Car maintenance, specifically how to jump off a dead car, is something that most students don’t know how to do. Here are step-by-step instructions for those times when your daddy can’t get there in time.
Step 1: Find a friend’s car that can be pulled about two feet in front of yours. Pop the hoods.
Step 2: Find jumper cables. Each end has black and red clips. Be sure to never let the ends touch each other while any part is connected to the battery.
Step 3: Connect one of the black clips to to the black (negative) knob on your battery, and the red to the red (positive) knob. Do the same for the other knob.
Step 4: Once connected, crank both cars and let them run for a few seconds. Carefully remove the cables and close the hoods.